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U.K. Mobile advertising set to hit £500m

In 2008 the U.K. mobile advertising market tipped the scales at just £25 million. Four years later it is on course to break through the £500 million mark according to the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PricewaterhoseCoopers. The first six months of 2012 saw the industry buck the macroeconomic trends and grow by 132 per cent to a spend of over £181 million. The Smartphone revolution is i

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CEO quits Trader Media Group

CEO quits Trader Media Group

John King, CEO of Trader Media Group (owner of U.K.'s Auto Trader) has resigned in what seems to be a surprise move with no explanation offered by the company. King issued a rather cryptic statement saying that; "The business needs a leader to commit long-term to the next stage of the firm's development." This could refer to dispute over the potential floation suggested last year for the group

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Johnston Press launches TheSmartList

Johnston Press launches TheSmartList

Seemingly optimistic about the chances of exiting recession U.K. regional publisher Johnston Press has announced a fixed-price recruitment service aimed at helping employers ramp up headcount in a hurry for less money. The idea is that rather than have varying costs for filling vacancies the fees will be fixed for a pre-screened shortlist targeting mid-level jobs. Joe Slavin, Managing Direct

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Experian details all U.K. homes

Experian details all U.K. homes

Experian, the financial information company best known for its personal credit profiles, now offers a database of information on every one of the U.K.'s 24 million privately-owned properties. The database is the first of its kind in the country and the aim is to help insurance companies and lenders get a clearer view of an individual's assets.  To do that it combines surveyor data, valuations,

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Rightmove rolls out Market Intelligence campaign

Rightmove rolls out Market Intelligence campaign

The latest campaign from U.K. market leader Rightmove sees the property portal leverage the wealth of local knowledge it can access thanks to its agency clients.  The so-called Market Intelligence campaign features interactive video that helps users access price trends, market yields, and local tips based on postal codes. As Rightmove Director Miles Shipside puts it: “In a market where new sell

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Dating meets renting with Faceroom.co.uk?

Dating meets renting with Faceroom.co.uk?

Londoners looking for flatmates can now browse candidates by their pictures with the newly launched Faceroom.co.uk. Faceroom is a free service currently for London only and available in five languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian), since it clearly targets the student and migrant worker sectors trying to find accommodation in

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Auto Trader to cease printing

Auto Trader to cease printing

Auto Trader has long been an institution in the U.K. and the cars classifieds paper still sells some 87,000 copies a week but Trader Media Group has announced that the print title will be axed. This follows figures for last year that show a slump in advertising revenues for print from £44.1m to £27.8m. Trader Media's Chief Executive John King predicted the end of the print edition within a year an

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Sly Bailey leaves Trinity Mirror six months early

Embattled Trinity Mirror chief executive Sly Bailey has left the U.K. newspaper group a full half year earlier than originally planned with her role being taken by group finance director Vijay Vaghela while the company searches for a full time replacement. Industry commentators have been quick to point out that the move is linked to the change in chairmanship from Sir Ian Gibson to David Grigso

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Nestoria News launches

Nestoria News launches

There's nothing new about news on property portal sites but Nestoria U.K. has added a gentle Twitter twist in the form of Nestoria News which combs the Twittersphere for U.K. property news and reposts it on site. Naturally a simple retweeting would be little more than an exercise in content scraping so Nestoria aims to add value by means of an algorithm which selects the 20 most important tweeps f

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New entry for U.K. property market

New entry for U.K. property market

Ever since the announcement of the DPG/Zoopla merger the talk in the U.K. property portal market has been of little else other than whether the newly merged group has what it takes to tip top dog Rightmove from its throne. So it makes a nice change to be able to report a little fresh blood on the scene in the form of newly launched NeedaProperty.com. The baby of former estate agents Scott Green

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